activism, advocacy

I live in the basement: the lowest floor of the social systems we have here in America. Above me live the middle-class: not concerned with the trials of the lower class; the privileged: living in a...
Submitted on Feb 12, 2016
The BEST person you can be is "yourself". You should never have to feel as if you have to compete against anyone. If you don't have all the answers just "Be You," and be true to yourself. It is fine...
Submitted on Feb 11, 2016
I have had a very challenging couple of weeks since my time at Creating Change 2016. I have had to struggle with the idea of sisterhood and solidarity. I will do my best to just explain where I am...
Submitted on Feb 10, 2016
Nací en el seno de una familia numerosa compuesta por mis padres y mis cinco hermanos. Una familia trabajadora, unida, donde se nos enseñó de muy pequeños la importancia del RESPETO, LA JUSTICIA...
Submitted on Feb 10, 2016
"I am a woman born on the soil of New York City, who entered her adolescence in the less-populated rural region of the state of Georgia. Such duplicity has been the standard of my life, being also...
Submitted on Feb 5, 2016
In this blog I would like to begin to explore the issue of side effects from Combination Antiretroviral Therapy (cART) . Admitting that they even exist can be difficult when we are told repeatedly...
Submitted on Feb 3, 2016
You know, it is so hard for some people to talk about HIV! It's like if they even talk about it, they fear others will think they have it! I AM SO TIRED OF THE SHAME AND STIGMA of this human...
Submitted on Feb 1, 2016
Hello Everyone, My name is Amani Nadira Wilson. I am 42 years old and I'm from Bridgeport, Connecticut, now residing in Austin Texas. Ok!! My story is a little bit different. Although I am not HIV...
Submitted on Jan 28, 2016
An ordinary woman, who has lived an extraordinary life. Now age 61.5... I am Humbled, Blessed and truly Grateful for All. My entire life, in retrospect has been one of uniqueness, never following the...
Submitted on Jan 27, 2016
Being an advocate, I'm subjected to some not so favorable experiences. Cure fanatics who believe me to be ignorant for not at least trying herbalist options. People who assume I, and every other HIV...
Submitted on Jan 26, 2016

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